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"The Sword and the Dragon" (1960) is the Americanized version of the
Russian film "Ilya Murometz" (1956) released by Valiant Pictures and
presented by Joseph Harris and Sig Shore.
The Russian original, was directed by famed fantasy film maker and
animator, Aleksandr Ptushko, and was derived from Russian folklore. It was
reportedly the first Russian film made in Cinemascope and 4-channel stereo
The Americanized version was released to television in a pan and scan,
mono-only version which nonetheless is fondly remembered by American baby boomers who saw it oft-repeated on "Million Dollar Movie" in the Sixties.
Voice-over actors in the American-version include Marvin Miller and/or
Paul Frees (sources differ) and narration is by well-known news anchor,
I far as I know, "The Sword and the Dragon" is no longer under copyright and there are at least two versions of it on Youtube, both apparently derived from
the same very poor source. Research leads me to believe there was a version here on the IA which was subsequently deleted around 2008.
This is the reconstructed pan and scan version with new opening credits.
Excellent subtitled Russian editions of many of Ptushko's films, including
this one, are available on DVD from Ruscico/Image.
This movie is part of the collection: Sci-Fi / Horror Audio/Visual: sound, color Keywords:
Feature Films; fantasy; folklore; Russian; Aleksandr Ptushko; Joseph Harris; Sig Shore; Million Dollar Movie; pan and scan; dubbed; Marvin Miller; Paul Frees; Mike Wallace Individual Files
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November 27, 2013
That dosen't sound like Mike Wallace
I'm sure CBS was paying him good enough money as a broadcaster that he didn't need to do voice-overs for bad Russian movies.